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Duluth Pack donates funds for frontline workers' PPE

Updated: October 01, 2020 10:40 PM

One Northland company is giving back to frontline workers here in Duluth.

As part of their 'Help a Hero' campaign, Duluth Pack donated over $7,000 that will be split between Essentia and St. Luke's hospitals in town. The money will be used to buy personal protective equipment for frontline workers.

Tom Sega, the president and CEO of Duluth Pack said they navigated the pandemic by manufacturing and distributing personal protective equipment.

“Lighter weight gowns is what we're building and we've hired more people. So, we've actually came out of the COVID pandemic, the layoff, hiring more and more people and we're trying desperately to higher more because the need is there, it's going to stay there and we're going to continue making gowns long term,” Sega said.

According to Sega, most of their products go across the country, so this is a way they can bring it back locally.

“It feels great to do this and that's what today is about is kind of the feel good part of it, but we also felt bad when we were able to make a lot of equipment but none of it was going local. It was going everywhere else in the country but it wasn't going local,” Sega said.

Sega said Duluth Pack will continue collecting donations to go toward local hospitals' protective equipment funds.

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